Museum is a treasure house of little gems that
were probably tucked away in
some dark corner then discovered decades later and
brought to the museum with
the hope that they would help people remember some
of our history.
do! Here are a few memory-joggers.
gold-covered matchbook echoed the
"high style" of the resort.
was a very popular ski and summer
resort. It boasted a fine dining
public area – Onoway High School
even held their grad there!
in the Jasper Edson Federal
Electoral District in 1940.
Lyon Mackenzie King's Liberal
government was re-elected in March
interesting to note that Minnie Hay
registered to vote in August – there
have been a reason.
Nerdahl was mayor and Ken
Goodenough was president of
the Lions Club when
first Annual Indoor Rodeo was
held in 1975.
Lions sponsored an annual rodeo;
the first one was held in 1975 in
built arena. The amount of
preparation for this event must
have been tremendous!
One of the easier events was the
Rodeo Queen contest but that role
contested. Candidates were Doris
Simpson, Linda Borle, Teresa
Ertman, Debbie Noyes,
Lynn Shabada, Debbie Kormos,
Colleen Waddell and Toby Brand.
encouraged customers to pay cash and –
note the last sentence
– it is the Woman
before the days of payment by credit
card, many businesses allowed their
customers to make purchases "on the
bill". Each family had a little
billbook where purchases (usually
groceries) were written down, then
was made when the buyer got some
money – maybe a grain or cream
farmers or the monthly cheque for a
teacher. Syd Mills, however,
customers to pay cash.